The much-hyped comeback of Yuvraj Singh after surviving from rare germ cell cancer turned into an anti-climax in the end as the first T20 International between India and New Zealand here today was abandoned due to heavy downpour without a ball being bowled.
The heavens opened up at around 6 pm and after two hours of incessant rain, the official announcement came at around 8:15 pm with the giant scoreboard showing,""Due to heavy rain the match has been called off, much to the disappointment of the capacity crowd.
It was a match where 21 players from either side were completely overshadowed by one man --- Yuvraj. From the time, he had stepped into this coastal city of Visakhapatnam, all eyes have been on stylish left-hander.
If there was a sell-out weekend crowd at the stadium, it was primarily due to the pre-match build-up terming it as Yuvraj's return to international cricket.
In Image: Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, receives a memento from the Andhra Cricket Association after the first Twenty20 cricket match against New Zealand was called off